Wednesday, 22 May 2013

MechWarrior: Online - Jagermech JM6-S Build (Balloon Blaster)

UPDATE 1: Blogger deleted the original post and I lost all data associated with it. Had to retype the whole post from scratch. Apologies for any inconvenience.

UPDATE 2: The latest patch (May 21st, 2013) has been released today and this build has become much more powerful (mainly due to the buff of the AC5).

Image courtesy of the MechWarrior: Online Wiki

The Jagermech is vast becoming my favourite Mech of all time. It's just so much fun to play and is so versatile. It can do almost everything; from boating Ballistics (JM6-DD) to boating Missiles (JM6-A). It even has an "All-Rounder" variant, the JM6-S.

But truly, forget all that. All you need to know is that the Jagermech has the best rhythmic sound of all Mechs. Nothing says fun like the rhythmic sing of "BOOM, DAKKA, DAKKA, DAKKA, BOOM, DAKKA, DAKKA, DAKKA!!" Today's build, emphasises this rhythmic beat!
I reject the current Meta and substitute... errr... something else!! Now check out this build!!

Balloon Blaster < MechLab Link

Right so immediately off the bat, you see this build has twin AC2s and twin AC5s and nothing else. That's fine, that's really all you need to lay down the hurt. Your Alpha Strike may be weak, but the DPS is strong. You can easily shred through any amounts of armour within 10 seconds of accurate fire.

That's the key to this build, accuracy. If you can keep your reticle over the enemy and where you want to hit, then that's one less enemy you have to deal with.

Group your weapons like this; both AC5s as your "main" trigger and both AC2s as your "secondary" trigger. When you fire at an enemy, press and hold both buttons. Yes this is basically "Alpha Striking" your weapons, but there is a reason for this. If you begin to have heat issues (which you will), then you only fire the AC5s.

In addition, if you're in any scenario in which you have to control your firing rate or "Check Fire" then you can easily do that by firing either the AC5s or AC2s.

Important: Don't get distracted by the rhythmic beat!

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